Discover food and wine pairings and win a Discover the Origin hamper!

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If you’ve visited any of the Foodies Festivals this summer, you may well have attended one of wine expert Charles Metcalfe’s food and wine pairing sessions, organised in conjunction with Discover the Origin. If not, then take a look at this video (filmed in Bristol!), in which Charles gives his top tips on wines for the summer, and challenges some conventions of wine pairing. Aware that we often get stuck in ruts when it comes to food and wine pairing, he talks about his favourite summer wines and how we can, in fact, cool down red wine this season and more.



Charles Metcalfe has been working with Discover the Origin: a European Union campaign designed to raise awareness around five Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) products: Parma Ham, Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese, Bourgogne Wines, Douro Wines and Port. Their PDO status means that they carry a guarantee of their provenance and quality.


Win a hamper filled with delicious luxuries from Discover the Origin!


 Discover the Origin hamper


To celebrate the summer season, when picnic blankets adorn park lawns and drinks coolers finally come out of the store cupboard, we’ve teamed up with the food experts at Discover the Origin to offer one lucky Bristol Bites winner this luxury hamper filled with delicious authentic European products. The hamper includes Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, Parma Ham, a bottle of Bourgogne Wine, a bottle of Douro Wine and a bottle of Port.

In today’s food-loving world selecting quality products is all about knowing where and how your product is made. Discover the Origin taps into that thirst for knowledge by sharing helpful information about the provenance and character of five delicious fine foods and wines: Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese, Parma Ham, Bourgogne Wines, Douro Wines and Port.

These products are so steeped in tradition that their status as heritage products is protected, guaranteeing that they’re made using age-old methods that in turn give an assurance of quality each and every time.

Learn how to spot real Parma Ham at the supermarket and find out which wines pair best with your favourite meals by visiting the Discover the Origin website which is loaded with tips and recipes for enjoying these natural, nutritious and affordable luxuries at home.

To be in with a chance of winning this mouthwatering hamper, simply enter via the Rafflecopter form below. Not sure how Rafflecopter works? Click here to find out more.

Good luck!


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Discover the Origin is a campaign financed with aid from the EU, France, Italy and Portugal that celebrates and protects the fine heritage of products with Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) status. For more information visit

T&Cs: One winner will be chosen at random on Monday, August 18th and will be notified by email the same day.


One Response to Discover food and wine pairings and win a Discover the Origin hamper!

  1. I don’t think I’ve ever tried Douro wine but I think I have been to the place – time to rectify this?

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